Baghdad, Iraq (7:20 A.M.) – The Iraq Armed Forces have begun making their final preparations for the long-awaited Al-Shirqat and Hawija offensives against the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS).

According to the Iraqi Central Command, their forces will launch a simultaneous offensive at Al-Shirqat and Hawija in order to clear the Baiji countryside and advance north towards the key provincial capital of the Nineveh Governorate.

Also participating in this large-scale offensive will be Hashd Al-Sha’abi, who has already taken up positions around the Al-Shirqat outskirts.

Located along the Mosul-Baghdad Highway, Al-Shirqat is one of the Islamic State’s last strongholds before the city of Mosul in the Nineveh Governorate.

The offensive is expected to commence after the ‘Eid Al-Adha celebrations this weekend.

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probably with kurdish support

will be a difficult mission, strng populated area compared to these other retakes…

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I really dont get it. They shall cut its heads off and dont do those infantery fight eating the elefant byte by byte. Same thing with Al Bab. Why have so many tanks, armed other vehicles, artillery, rockets a.s.o. – and then fight old infanery fight at ISIS best turf. You shall take its hearts and brains and collapse it. You fight so ISIS can make damage until the last one is dead by giving it to much control and defence line. Could be faster and better to give kurds Iraqi slowfox armies very expensive weapons and take Mosul at… Read more »